Tequila Cazadores Unveils First-Ever Estate Release

Tequila Cazadores, one of the most popular premium tequilas in Mexico and the United States, has unveiled Tequila Cazadores 100 Year Estate Release. A limited edition expression celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the brand’s original reposado recipe.

This limited edition reposado blend honors the brand’s original tequila recipe that was perfected 100 years ago by a hard-working visionary in the Highland town of Arandas in Jalisco, Mexico in 1922. The closely guarded secret recipe was passed down by word of mouth for generations and is still used to create every single bottle of Tequila Cazadores.

The 100 Year Estate Release was produced using agave that was grown and matured on the Cazadores Distillery property in Los Altos de Jalisco. Made from a blend of tequilas aged in a combination of the distillery’s best hand-selected American oak and new French oak barrels, resulting in an extra special blend for such a monumental milestone.

This unique first-ever estate release from the brand will serve as a time capsule of this centennial anniversary for years to come. We are so excited to share this extra special blend of agave from the Cazadores property with tequila enthusiasts.

Jay Needham, Tequila Cazadores Brand Director.

The reposado tequila has a bright gold color from the unique blend of tequila from American oak and new French oak barrels. Tequila Cazadores 100 Year Estate Release has a smooth and sweet taste with a citrus and vanilla finish and an aroma of intense cooked agave with fruity and spicy notes.

The Tequila Cazadores 100 Year Estate Release will be coming soon in 2022 in limited quantities nationwide and on their website for a suggested retail price of $39.99 for a 750mL bottle. Come into the beautiful world of Cazadores.

Dua Lipa Covers George Michael’s Freedom in New YSL Libre Short Film

Dua Lipa returns as the face of the fragrance for the new campaign, with stills shot by photographer Tyler Mitchell and a short film from Grammy-winning music video director Jenn Nkiru. Lipa takes on the anthemic George Michael song ‘Freedom’, updated for the TikTok generation. 

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Come into the beautiful world of Yves Saint Laurent.

Prada Reveals Prada Paradoxe Fragrance Film Campaign

Italian fashion house Prada announces the worldwide launch of Prada Paradoxe, the new women’s fragrance that celebrates the multi-dimensionality of a woman impossible to frame. The campaign features Emma Watson, who plays both the starring role in the film short and makes her directorial debut in realising the film.

The campaign celebrates the myriad unique elements of every woman that come together to create an authentic, ever-evolving whole: a woman that is never the same, yet always herself.

Starring award-winning actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson as the conductor of her own symphony of dimensions – the performer, the activist, the actor, the woman – in a dynamic, revelatory short capturing the empowered spirit of Prada Paradoxe.

I think it was serendipitous that Prada came to me with this project. It was around the time when I had really made a decision in my heart and my head that I wanted to direct – and I found the concept of being a woman who is a paradox so compelling. I hope that the values behind Prada Paradoxe give women a little more space to celebrate themselves, to know that it’s ok to be complex and to explore the different facets of themselves that make them the fullest expression of who they are.

Emma Watson, Actor, Director, Activist

“It is an honour to work with Emma Watson, not simply in the capacity of her acting talent, but in her directorial debut. Prada Paradoxe is inspired by the infinite and empowering facets that make every woman unique and Emma wholly embodies this. Her multiple dimensions and ability to speak to highly engaged generations make her the perfect embodiment of Prada Paradoxe.” – Yann Andrea, Prada Beauty International General Manager.

Talent: Emma Watson
Film Director: Emma Watson
Music: ‘Lord It’s a Feeling’ by London Grammar

Come into the beautiful world of Prada.

Amouages ethereal journeys

Two Amouage classics. Meander and Ashore; ethereal journeys of the Renaissance Collection inspired by the grace of the Sultanate created by Mackenzie Reilly. Perfect for summer.

Amouage Meander

Amouage Meander is a Amber Fougere fragrance. An intricate blend of woods and flowy spices, Meander captures the exhilarating feeling of happiness when Salalah turns into a land of haze and running streams. Top notes are Olibanum, Carrot Seeds, Pink Pepper and Black Pepper; middle notes are Orris, Cypriol Oil or Nagarmotha, Narcissus and Rose; notes are Sandalwood, Olibanum and Vetiver.

Amouage Ashore

A hypnotising floral-solar perfume, Ashore depicts the mirage of the senses that occurs every summer on the coast of Ras Al Jinz. Top notes are Cardamom, Pink Pepper and Turmeric; middle notes are Jasmine Sambac, Solar notes and Rose; base notes are Ambergris, Sandalwood and Olibanum.

Amouage Meander and Ashore are available at Amouage boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Amouage.

Olfactive explorations of solitary moments capturing the serenity of a deserted beach

Shimmering rays of blazing yellow pierce through the cracks – the warmth of sunlight and the cold touch of ice surface in Sunshine Woman and Beach Hut Man.

Amouage Beach Hut Man

Beach Hut Man is a woody aromatic fragrance for men. The infinity of the ocean and the silence of virgin forests come alive in Beach Hut Man, a creation by Elise Benat. An olfactory escape to a place where nature reigns supreme. Top notes are mint, galbanum and orange blossom; middle notes are ivy, vetiver and moss; base notes are woody notes, myrrh and patchouli.

Amouage Beach Hut Woman

A perfume that reads like a smile in the ambery light of summer days, Sunshine Woman is sensuality embodied – created by Sidonie Lancesseur. It’s a woody aquatic fragrance. Top notes are mineral notes and bergamot; middle notes are driftwood and ylang-ylang; base notes are patchouli and cashmeran.

Amouage Beach Hut Man and Woman are available at Amouage boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Amouage.

Bright freshness, delicate floralcy and crystalline elegance

Bright freshness, delicate floralcy and crystalline elegance surrounded by a piercing glacial embrace – radiant masterpieces for a Summer relief.

Reflection Man and Woman; a dyad of our iconic offerings that are testaments to luminous luxury and a spirit of refinement by master perfumers Lucas Sieuzac and Maurice Roucel.

Amouage Reflection Man

Created by Lucas Sieuzac, Reflection Man is a Woody Floral Musk fragrance for men. Top notes are Rosemary, Pink Pepper and Petitgrain; middle notes are Jasmine, Neroli, Orris Root and Ylang-Ylang; base notes are Vetiver, Cedar, Sandalwood, and Patchouli.

Amouage Reflection Woman

Created by Marcel Roucel, Amouage Reflection Woman is a Floral fragrance for women. Top notes are Green Leaves, Freesia and Water Violet; middle notes are Magnolia and Jasmine; base notes are Cedar, Sandalwood and Amber.

Amouage Reflection Man and Woman are available at Amouage boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Amouage.

Aeir Envisions The Future of Luxury with Extrait Molecular de Parfum

The future of luxury is in the Aeir. Created by the design duo previously responsible for Tesla’s Sustainability & Biomaterials Strategy, Yeezy’s Innovation & Future Lab Direction, and LVMH’s first Web-3 launch with Rimowa, Aeir is a future-forward vision recognizing the new tenets of desirability. Designed in Venice Beach, California, Aeir fuses the codes of luxury with the next generation of clean technology and circular materials.

For hundreds of years we’ve relied on nature to provide building blocks for creating scent by means of extraction. With Aeir, that’s about to change, as they set out to disrupt the global luxury market first with a new generation of perfumes. After 2 years in development, the American luxury brand debuts their first product – an Extrait Molecular de Parfum – which minimizes botanical use and extraction, focusing on implementing bio-engineered formulations, and decreasing carbon footprint. 

Arriving September 2022, with exclusive retail launch partner Neiman Marcus, Aeir’s first innovation introduces the Aeir Mini – Fragrance Discovery Set – a travel-sized perfume experience consisting of their first four molecular scents: Wet Stone, Grand Rose, Suede and Virgin Olive. Paired with a refillable luxury aluminum frame developed with craftsmen in Italy, the enclosure can be recycled or reused for a lifetime. The full-sized 15 mL Aeir Frame Fragrance System will follow in October.

The refillable aluminum fragrance case utilizes advanced-coating technologies created through zero waste production processes, merging the worlds of biotechnology and luxury craftsmanship. Originally developed by NASA, this process drastically reduces its carbon emissions and maintains full recyclability properties.

The future of Aeir will be available on Aeir ID™ – an experience-driven Web-3-ready subscription platform that features Apple Wallet integration and ‘Tap to Collect’ functionalities via NFC technology which can unlock a suite of attainable luxury products, starting with fragrance and extending past beauty into home and wellness.

Come into the beautiful world of Aeir.

An Olfactive Tale of Knowledge and Pleasure – Amouage Opus XIV – Royal Tobacco

Continuing to unearth new discoveries in perfumery, Amouage has released its latest olfactive tale. One of knowledge and aesthetic pleasure, Opus XIV – Royal Tobacco is a fragrant journey along the Tropic of Cancer from Oman to Cuba, connecting Royal Frankincense to Regal Tobacco. The perfume references the tradition of ‘El Lector’, whose role was to read to cigarmakers in Cuban factories, captivating them with riveting novels like Les Misérables by Victor Hugo and works by Honoré de Balzac, Stendhal, Edgar Allan Poe or Herman Melville until it became an honored ritual as synonymous with the rolling floor as the scent of tobacco. Interpreted by renowned perfumer Cécile Zarokian, a unique accord of Frankincense and Tobacco bursts alive in a novel and rich sensory experience.

As the 23rd parallel north unites the sundrenched shores of Cuba and Oman, Opus XIV – Royal Tobacco weaves as one their iconic treasures, Royal Frankincense and Tobacco Absolute, hence bearing the name of Royal Tobacco. Both fumigated since the earliest days of recorded history, their vertical signature imprints the entire evolution of the perfume, each enriched with supporting notes that reveal and sublime their complex personality.

Aromatic flashes of Cardamom and Elemi light up a voluptuous heart shining with many facets of flowers and balsams casting their reflections upon the Frankincense and Tobacco duo. Emboldened by Benzoin, Labdanum and Myrrh, ambery notes of Vanilla Absolute and Tonka Bean echo the coumarinic depth of Fenugreek while graceful volutes of Prunol, Bulgarian Rose and Osmanthus Absolute evoke the fruitiness and floralcy of high-end cigars. Supported by Anise and Basil, the typically treacly burnt molasses notes of Liquorice act as a link with the choral finale of smoky Birch Tar, Vetiver and Guaiacwood amped up by the glaring animality of Oud. Opus XIV – Royal Tobacco is a daring, lavish, deep and modern creation fit for men and women alike.

Royal Tobacco is a heady tour de force, inspired by the evocative accord of Tobacco and Frankincense and the cultural innovation that led to new paths of knowledge. Staying true to the Library Collection’s original ethos, it chronicles the one instance in the modern era when tobacco (smoke – fūmus) and reading (knowledge) were linked in a collective setting.

Renaud Salmon, Creative Director and Chief Experience Officer at Amouage.

Joining the reshaped Library Collection as a true testament to how the search for knowledge transforms our existence, Opus XIV – Royal Tobacco reawakens the legends and cultures surrounding Cuban tobacco – its factories roasting in the summer, its hand rolled cigars, the Lectors’ thundering voice quieting the production lines, the heat of embers and the cold ashes – seeking balance through contradiction, to not only strengthen its qualities with warm, deep, and resinous ingredients, but also create a bright floral heart with a sense of aromatic relief. A Tobacco indeed, but a contemporary one and respectful of the nobility of the raw material itself; of the dried, rolled, veined, smoked and leathery leaf.

True to the roots of Amouage, Omani heritage and excellence, Opus XIV – Royal Tobacco is housed in Amouage’s iconic ‘Khanjar’-inspired flacons with an organic ceramic finish in earthy Truffle and Cashmere colours; a true reflection of the craft and authenticity of Oman. Original artworks created by Louise Mertens adorn the packaging and are an integral part of a series of analog art visuals shot by Valentin Abad, and movies shot by Thomas Savary.

Opus XIV – Royal Tobacco and the other fragrances of the Library Collection are available for purchase at Amouage boutiques, on their website, and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Amouage.

Château de Versailles creates the Perfumer’s Garden thanks to support from Maison Francis Kurkdjian

© Château de Versailles / T. Garnier 

Maison Francis Kurkdjian has become a patron of the Château de Versailles, providing support for creation of the ‘Perfumer’s Garden’. Situated in the Châteauneuf Orangerie garden in the heart of the Trianon estate, this garden will be home to hundreds of different plants used in perfume-making. It will open in spring 2023.

The fruit of exceptional collaboration between the Trianon’s gardeners and Francis Kurkdjian, the Perfumer’s Garden will showcase hundreds of fragrant species, inspired by the spirit of the 17th-century Trianon gardens.

This exceptional garden will include traditional species such as roses and jasmine, as well as plants with surprising scents, ranging from chocolate to apple. There will also be malodorous plants and so-called ‘mute’ plants such as hyacinth, peony and violet, whose scent must be reproduced synthetically for fragrances.

© Château de Versailles / T. Garnier 

Visitors will also be able to discover the rich history of perfumes in the court of Versailles. In the 17th century, as Louis XIV commissioned work on the Trianon de Porcelaine, which later became the Grand Trianon, flowers became extremely fashionable and the Trianon gardens were abloom with heady fragrant species. At the same time, a craze for perfumes burgeoned at the court of Versailles, making the palace the cradle of the perfume-making craft from the late 17th century onwards.

Francis Kurkdjian has had an intimate affinity with the Château de Versailles from the very beginnings of his career. Just a few years after graduating from Versailles’ perfumery school, he recreated Marie-Antoinette’s ‘Sillage de la Reine’ scent, working from archival documents. In 2006, Marc Chaya – co-founder of Maison Francis Kurkdjian – and Francis Kurkdjian created together the olfactory installation ‘Soleil de Minuit’ for the Versailles Off festival. And during the Grandes Eaux Nocturnes night fountains shows in 2007 and 2008, the perfumer crafted an olfactory experience in the heart of the Château de Versailles gardens.

© Château de Versailles / T. Garnier 

With the ‘Perfumer’s Garden‘, visitors will have a chance to discover Versailles from a fresh bucolic perspective amidst a captivating garden previously closed to the public.

Byredo Vanille Antique

Mirroring the morning ceremony of applying scent, Night Veils are designed for the ritual of the night. Like flowers that release their headiest scent at twilight, these penetrating concentrates of perfume are made from noble raw materials chosen with meticulous care.

Top: Freesia, Plum
Heart: Amber, Cashmere Woods
Base: Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Cistus Oil

Vanille Antique is the first titular Byredo fragrance centered around perfumery’s rarest raw ingredient. Here, the smoky scent of vanilla bean becomes charged with history and character; transforming into something unexpected, less syrupy and more nuanced. The expected sweetness of vanilla is cut through by textures of earthiness and darkness, a warming mix of cashmere wood, ciste and musk form an intoxicating ambrosia.

Distilled into a pure essence utilizing time-honored techniques, a small amount works closer to the skin and radiates through the heat of the body, lingering for many hours.

Byredo’s Vanille Antique scent is available now on their official website and selected stores worldwide as a 50 ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the beautiful world of Byredo.